Time to spare
I had plenty of food as I arrived at Dart Hut, because I had planned for two extra days on my trip, in case of bad weather. As I didn't need those days yet, I had ample time to explore the area, and I put that to good use on an easy day trip to the Whitbourn valley.
Yesterday, I had to cross a river that was too dangerous to take off my boots, so I had to do it the Kiwi way and just wade through, and my boots got completely soaked. As my day trip was a short and easy one, I had lots of time to dry my boots in the strong sun. That my feet got to see the sun was only a by-product.